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CineWinds Monster Low Winds

CineWinds Monster Low Winds is a super beefy low woodwind ensemble of bassoons, contrabassoons, bass clarinets and contrabass clarinets recorded at the Sony MGM scoring stage in Los Angeles California. We’re making woodwinds cool again.

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Works with the FREE version of Kontakt 5.6.8+

Demos

Giants Bane - Jennifer Rowekamp 0:00

Each demo for CineWinds Monster Low Winds features a number of Cinesamples' other libraries. 

Giants Bane: CineBrass Core and Pro, CineHarp, CinePiano, CinePerc, CineStrings Core, CineWinds Core, Deep Percussion Beds, Dulcimer and Zither

Double Agent: CineStrings Core, CinePerc, Deep Percussion Beds 2

The Session


Recorded at the renowned MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios, Monster Low Winds features an ensemble of 2 bassoons, 3 contrabassoons, 2 contrabass clarinets, and 3 bass clarinets, all seated in a semi-circle to achieve a beefy, wide stereo sound.

Features

As with every CineSymphony product, Monster Low Winds features the standard Decca Tree - Wide - Surround microphone arrays typical of feature film scoring. In addition, we set up a few close micrphone pairs. Tim's Mix provides the best combination of all microphone arrays. The CLOSE mix provides the best combination of the close pairs. It's difficult to achieve a traditionally close sound with 10 players spread across the center of the MGM scoring stage. It's a close perspective, but you still hear a bit of the room. The ROOM mix has lots of beef and is made of the Decca Tree - Wide combination.  The SURROUND mix is the surround pair.  

The MIXER tab allows for 7 mix presets and an 8th that is user-programmable. Additionally, there is a basic EQ and reverb available. 


The Settings Tab

  • Legato Speed Knob

    The Legato Speed knob controls the length of the legato transition. Lower values result in shorter transitions that lend themselves to faster legato playing, while larger values use more of the recorded legato transition result in a longer fluid more connected legato transition.
     
  • Dynamic Range Slider

    The Dynamic Range slider controls the amount of dynamic range that is associated with the mod wheel. With the slider all the way up the dynamics will go from nothing to fortel with the slider all the way down, there is little dynamic change with the mod wheel – only a change in timbre.
     
  • Tape Saturation

    The Tape Saturation control adds Kontakt’s tape emulation to the ensemble. This adds a bit of color and glues everything together. Higher values will start to distort the signal, which can be used as an effect.

The Patches

ARTICULATIONS PATCHES
Our basic Articulation Patches by default include Legato, Sustains, Staccato, and Secco.   

TRUE LEGATO PATCHES
What is True LegatoTrue Legato means that we sampled all of the intervalic leaps throughout the ranges, both upwards and downwards, for the entire ensemble. When you play a True Legato patch, it instantly analyses the intervals you play, then plays the appropriate transitional leap between the notes. The result is a smooth and realistic legato performance. 

Other effects inclue:

  • Rumble
  • Squeaks
  • Clusters
  • Swells
  • Rips

For more articulations, click on LEGATO (or your current selected articulation) to reveal the drop down menu:

Patch List

    • 01 Monster Low Winds Articulations
    • 06 Monster Low Winds Rumble
    • 02 Monster Low Winds Legato
    • 07 Monster Low Winds Squeaks
    • 03 Monster Low Winds Sustains
    • 08 Monster Low Winds Clusters
    • 04 Monster Low Winds Staccato
    • 09 Monster Low Winds Swells
    • 05 Monster Low Winds Secco
    • 10 Monster Low Winds Rips

Kontakt and NKS Integration

Monster Low Winds is scripted for Native Instruments' Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) format.  You can learn more about NKS here.   Explore the latest version of Kontakt here

Technical Specifications

Requires Kontakt 5.6.8 and above (Works with both the FREE Kontakt Player and the paid, full version of Kontakt v5.6.8+)

  • Requires a minimum of 6GB free hard drive space during installation. Library size is approx. 3GB after installation
  • Minimum 8GB RAM Recommended

Kontakt 5.6.8 Minimum System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher (i5 CPU or higher)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Kontakt 5.6.8 Supported Interfaces

  • Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

Monster Low Wind Crew

    • Produced by: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
    • Project Director: Tim Starnes
    • Kontakt Scripting: Ben Chrisman
    • Recording Engineer: Adam Michalak
    • Mix Engineer: Tim Starnes
    • Sample Editor: Elan Hickler
    • Recording Assistance: Elisa Rice